It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh! Review! As always thanks to Konami for providing me with Yugi’s Legendary Decks for review purposes.

Let me start off by saying that I didn’t expect to receive Yugi’s Legendary Decks for review, so I was pleasantly surprised when it showed up in the mail thanks to Konami. Yugi’s Legendary Decks released back in November of 2015. The box set itself includes tons of iconic cards that were used in the first Yu-Gi-Oh Anime. Three individual Decks that were used by Yugi also known as the King of Games are included.

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Fans of the original Anime will appreciate the three different Decks included in this set, the first Deck was used in the Duelist Kingdom Arc, the second Deck, which is my personal favorite was featured in the Battle City Arc and the final of the three decks was used against Atem. I’ve been a huge fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! For years now, I also loved the Anime when I was a kid, so I was excited when Yugi’s Legendary Decks was announced, it just contains so much value! I was amazed by the quality of the box that contains all three Decks, it feels sturdy and looks flat out gorgeous! Pictures simply don’t do it justice.

At first I was hesitant on whether or not I should remove the shrink-wrap from the box, mainly because this is meant as a Collector’s item, after thinking about it I finally removed the shrink-wrap and was greeted to all three decks, though the middle deck has a pack of cards which contains a few special additions for Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectors.

Let’s talk about the extra pack of cards included within Yugi’s Legendary Decks. The extra cards contained within the pack are as follows (Secret Rare) Electromagnetic Turtle, (Secret Rare) Dark Renewal, (Secret Rare) Black Illusion, (Ultra Rare) Glory of the King’s Hand, (Ultra Rare) Set Sail for The Kingdom, (Ultra Rare) Duelist Kingdom and to top off the amount of epic contained within Yugi’s Legendary Decks all three Egyptian God Cards are included! Though it’s worth mentioning that the versions of the God Cards included aren’t playable, they’re still great to have nonetheless.

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Each of the three Decks within Yugi’s Legendary Decks includes some great foil Cards! My two personal favorites are Dark Magician Girl and the brand new Arkana-style Dark Magician, which isn’t available in any other set, so the only way to obtain one to via Yugi’s Legendary Decks, the card looks awesome! You also get all five pieces of Exodia The Forbidden One! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen so much value packed into one box, this is without a doubt something that any Duelists should own.

Now how do these Decks perform against newer Decks? In my testing they performed decently, I did struggle against some of the newer Decks being used by Duelists, though it’s important to remember that these aren’t meant to be played at a competitive level unless you add a few cards to each deck to improve their overall performance, but I have to admit, it was both fun and nostalgic playing each Deck. I’ll include Deck profiles for each of the three Decks, these profiles should help improve the performance of each Deck by a large margin.

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Exodia Deck Profile

The main purpose of an Exodia Deck is to keep drawing and hope you get all 5 piece of Exodia, this will result in instant victory. There’s no real way to consistently draw every piece of Exodia, but this is the closet I could get.

all 5 pieces of Exodia
2x Blue-Eyes White Dragon
3x Royal Magical Library
2x White Stone of Legend
3x Thunder Dragon
1x Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon
Spells:
1x One day of Peace
3x Trade-In
1x Cards of Consonance
1x Pot of Duality
3x Toon table of contents
3x Terraforming
3x Chicken Game
3x Pseudo Space
3x Magical Mallet
3x Upstart Goblin

Dark Magician Deck Profile

3x Dark Magician
1x Dark Magician Girl
1x Magician’s Valkyria
1x Breaker The Magical Warrior
3x Skilled Dark Magician
1x Kaiku, The Ghost Destroyer
3x Elemental Hero Prisma
2x Summoner Monk
1x Black Luster Soldier- Envoy of the Beginning
Spells:
2x Spellbook of Secrets
3x Spellbook of Power
2x Spellbook of Wisdom
3x The Eye of Timaeus
3x Dark Magic Attack
1x Magical Dimension
1x Reinforcement of the army
1x book of moon
1x Soul Charge
1x allure of darkness
2x Mystical Space Typhoon
Traps:
2x Dark Renewal
1x Solemn Warning
1x Solemn Strike

Dark Magician Extra Deck

2x Amulet Dragon
1x Dark Magician Girl The Dragon Knight
2x Dark Paladin
3x Daigusto Emeral
1x Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
1x Performapal Trapeze Magician
1x Mecha Beast Dracosack
1x Number 11: Big Eye
2x Castel the skyblaster musketeer
1x Cairngorgon, Antiluminescent Knight

Valkyrion deck

3x ElectroMagnetic Turtle
3x Gamma The Magnet Warrior
3x Alpha The Magnet Warrior
3x Beta The Magnet Warrior
2x Valkyrion The Magna Warrior
1x Rescue Rabbit
3x Beast King Barbaros
Spells:
2x Unexpected Dai
3x Painful Decision
3x Silent Doom
1x Soul Charge
2x Swing of Memories
3x Trade-Ins
1x Foolish Burial
Traps:
1x Solemn Strike
3x Call of the Haunted
1x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Raigeki
Extra Deck:
1x Aegaion The Sea Castrum
1x Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis
1x Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings
1x Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand
1x Castel the Skyblaster Musketeer
1x Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
2x Daigusto Emeral
1x Evigishki Merrowgeist
1x Gagaga Cowboy
1x Gagagagigo the risen
1x Heroic Champion- Excalibur
1x Number 39: Utopia
1x Maestroke The Symphony Djinn
1x Gem-Knight Pearl

I highly recommend Duelists who enjoyed the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime, to go out and pick up Yugi’s Legendary Decks! Everything included in this box set is simply put, epic! You won’t find better value elsewhere, as a Collector’s item, Yugi’s Legendary Decks far exceeds my expectations and from a value standpoint, nothing comes close, thus Yugi’s Legendary Decks earns itself a well-deserved 10/10

1 Comment »

  1. Do you know why the cards look different? The name block is smaller with the 1st Edition mark switched from under the artwork to the right of the card number. When I first saw a card from this set it just looked fake.

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